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Old 05-21-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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Continue antergos installation


Hello

I'm trying to install arch based distro antergos on my system. I have slow but stable internet connection (512 kbps). But unfortunately, in the area I live, there is frequent power cuts. This is creating problem for me. It takes at least 4-5 hours to install antergos linux. Every time installation almost finishes, there will be a power cut, and i have to start it again. This happened 4-5 times, and i have wasted 2 days just trying to install this distro. Still unsuccessful. This incomplete installed linux boots to 'Grub Rescue' screen.

Is there any way I can continue installation from where it went down?

Really be grateful, if someone tells me how, or atleast redirect me to any knowledge base.

Thanks
 
Old 05-21-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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a powercut is always bad news for a computer, but a power cut during update is the worst.
i think you have to install offline; if antergos does not offer that, try arch or some other (arch-based) distro.

once you got it installed:
for updating, you just have to update software one by one - it will still pull in dependencies - you might want to start with hungry apps, like e.g. libreoffice, and try a "pacman -Syu" after, to see if the amount of downloaded data is reasonably small.
 
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:16 AM   #3
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@ondoho, thanks for advice. Last night i tried one more time and this time it completed successfully. Fortunately, there was no power cut in between. Everything is running fine now.

Cheers
 
Old 07-03-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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for future users looking to use Arch or Antergos, there is no such thing as offline install for either of those because Arch only offers a net install and thus same with Antergos. There are some things that Antergos can install offline but it was not designed for that, instead was designed for net install.
 
Old 07-08-2015, 03:41 AM   #5
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thanks for pointing that out, michaeltunnel.
there is, however, a solution for everything:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...on_of_packages
 
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@ondoho yea, if you download every package in the repo, that would allow for offline install.
 
  


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